Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Roundup Giveaway!!


Any of these titles would make a great Father's Day gift....or maybe one for yourself as well!? Thanks to Little, Brown and Company, I have TWO sets of five books to giveaway. That's right - 2 full sets! Including:

The Ridge by Michael Koryta 

"On an isolated ridge in the Kentucky woods stands a homemade lighthouse, hundreds of miles from any substantial body of water. Local reporter Roy Darmus has always found it an amusing oddity- until he is selected as the recipient of a suicide note from its builder. Roy enters the bizarre structure to find the walls covered in maps bearing the names of the dead--including his own parents, who were killed in a car accident when he was a boy. Roy soon has a storytelling assignment more daunting than anything he's seen before: convincing people that an age-old legend has in fact come to life. With haunting atmosphere and tension-coiled plot, The Ridge is a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness."

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly

"Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too--and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in" 

The House That Ruth Built by Robert Weintraub

"The untold story of Babe Ruth's Yankees, John McGraw's Giants, and the extraordinary baseball season of 1923.
Before the 27 World Series titles--before Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter-the Yankees were New York's shadow franchise. They hadn't won a championship, and they didn't even have their own field, renting the Polo Grounds from their cross-town rivals the New York Giants. In 1921 and 1922, they lost to the Giants when it mattered most: in October. But in 1923, the Yankees played their first season on their own field, the newly-built, state of the art baseball palace in the Bronx called "the Yankee Stadium." The stadium was a gamble, erected in relative outerborough obscurity, and Babe Ruth was coming off the
most disappointing season of his career, a season that saw his struggles on and off the field threaten his standing as a bona fide superstar. It only took Ruth two at-bats to signal a new era. He stepped up to the plate in the 1923 season opener and cracked a home run to deep right field, the first homer in his park, and a sign of what lay ahead. It was the initial blow in a season that saw the new stadium christened "The House That Ruth Built," signaled the triumph of the power game, and established the Yankees as New York's-and the sport's-team to beat. From that first home run of 1923 to the storybook World Series matchup that pitted the Yankees against their nemesis from across the Harlem River-one so acrimonious that John McGraw forced his Giants to get to the Bronx in uniform rather than suit up at the Stadium-Robert Weintraub vividly illuminates the singular year that built a classic stadium, catalyzed a franchise, cemented Ruth's legend, and forever changed the sport of baseball."

Life by Keith Richards


The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards. With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life. Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones's first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever. With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.


The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

"The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time."

Open to residents of the U.S. or Canada. No P.O. Boxes, please. (Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the title (or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail.)

To be entered - let me know which book you'd keep for yourself! Ends Sunday July 3rd! Good luck!

94 comments:

Linda said...

What a really lovely giveaway. I would keep The House that Ruth Built for myself. Thanks.
lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

Maureen said...

I would keep The Fifth Witness. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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MJ said...

I'd keep Life.

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Marjorie said...

I would probably read The Ridge as I reall enjoy a good mystery.
A super set of books for all.

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DarcyO said...

I'd keep The Ridge (and The Fifth Witness)! Thanks for the chance.

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JoanneR said...

I would probably keep Life for myself. Thank you for the opportunity to win the package.

avalen said...

I would keep The Fifth Witness. Thanks for the giveaway.

ChristyJan said...

I would keep The Ridge by Michael Koryta.
What a great giveaway! Thank you

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traveler said...

Lovely giveaway. I would keep The House that Ruth Built. Many thanks.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Impressive selection of books. Thanks. I would read The Ridge. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

carolsnotebook said...

Great group of books. I'd have to keep The Fifth Witness for myself. My husband would love the others, though.

Brooke said...

Wow! Great books! I would probably keep Life for myself, because I've been dying to read it. Get it?

Thanks!

LBC said...

This is an awesome giveaway. I would keep The Pale King.

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pinkflipflops said...

i would keep the fifth witness!
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Charleydog said...

Sorry about the multiple entries; my RoboForm decided to submit without a comment.

I would keep Life by Keith Richards

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Jo said...

I would keep the Keith Richards autobiography!

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Nise' said...

It is a toss up between The Ridge and The Fifth Witness! Fantastic giveaway.

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Dolly said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I would keep The Ridge by Michael Koryta - my kind of story. jcsites2002 at hotmail dot com

Sarah said...

I'd keep The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly. I love all his books.
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Shannon said...

The Pale King. =)
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Julie said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much:) I would keep either Life by Keith Richards, or The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly. Or better yet, I would just wait until he read all of them and read them all next!

donna said...

I'd keep Life by Keith Richards! I have been wanting to read that one!
Thank you
Donna

roy conner said...

Great giveaway. I love baseball. I would keep "The house Ruth Built"

golanta00 said...

Great Giveaway! Being a baseball fan I'd keep The House That Ruth Built by Robert Weintraub. Thanks! (golanta00 at gmail dot com)

lag123 said...

I would keep Life by Keith Richards for myself. I really want to read this!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Patti V said...

I'd keep The Fifth Witness. What a great giveaway!

Cheryl F. said...

I'd keep The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly for myself :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Amy said...

Thank you for this fantastic giveaway! Without a doubt, I would keep The Pale King by David Foster Wallace!

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clenna said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. There are several I'd love to read, but my first choice is The Ridge by Michael Koryta

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Anonymous said...

I would keep "The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace for myself.

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shanaelyse said...

Oh, I'd pass these all along to my dad...but he's going to have to wait for The Fifth Witness, as I'll be reading that first. ;)

Shana
shanaelyse@gmail.com

Marie said...

Awesome giveaway! I love Michael Connelly so that's the book I'd keep for myself.

Thanks for hosting this.

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rubynreba said...

I would keep The Fifth Witness for myself.
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degood said...

My husband and I both love to read so I am sure that at least Life and The House that Ruth Built would get read by both of use.

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Kat Bryan said...

I would definitely keep The Ridge. Sounds great!
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Linda Kish said...

It is a toss up between The Ridge and The Fifth Witness.

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Mary Ellen said...

I would keep Life by Keith Richards.

Thank you for the chance to win!
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Bingo said...

This is tough but I think I would say THE RIDGE. I don't have any of them but THE RIDGE sounds like such a good mystery! Thanks for a chance at this great prize!

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JHS. said...

I would keep The Fifth Witness. Looks intriguting.

JHS
Colloquium

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stacybuckeye said...

The Michael Connelly, of course :) Great giveaway. Please enter me.
stacybooks at yahoo

Mary said...

My husband was just telling me how he wanted to get into reading again and this would be the perfect start!

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amp said...

I would keep The Ridge and probably Life as well!


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Steph said...

I think I would keep Life by Keith Richards.
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Desmond said...

The House that Ruth Built

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Shirley said...

Please enter me for a chance to win a copy of The Fifth Witness. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.


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Cataroo said...

If lucky enough to win, I would keep "Life" by Keith Richards for myself! I am a HUGE Stones fan!
But I would definitely read all the other ones as well!

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win this giveaway. vrday68@charter.net

Bacallsmom said...

THey're all great books, but being a big Michael Connelly Fan, I would keep The Fifth Witness for myself.

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linett said...

I would keep Life by Keith Richards for myself, thanks

Anonymous said...

I would Keep The Fifth Witness and give THe House That Ruth Built to my husband.
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Anonymous said...

The "RIDGE" is mine.

Great collection.

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sweetsue said...

I would keep The Ridge-sounds spooky!
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Nicole C. said...

I would keep Life by Keith Richards for myself.

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kilda said...

I'd keep the fifth witness.
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April said...

The House That Ruth built but they all sounds really good.

marjeannie said...

the ridge for me. The others look great. I share.

Lisa S said...

I would keep The House That Ruth Built.

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McKim said...

The Ridge sounds interesting to me.

Caryn said...

Definitely The Fifth Witness. I love his books!

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Aisling said...

I'd keep The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly for myself. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

Meredith said...

I'd keep The Ridge for myself!

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Debbie Kennedy said...

I think I'd keep The Fifth Witness for myself!
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Melissa B. said...

I would keep The Pale King by David Foster Wallace for myself.

Juleemm said...

I would keep The Fifth Witness. Great book giveaway. Thanks.

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clynsg said...

I would keep The Ridge.

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mom2girls said...

I would most definatly keep Life, Keith Richards has had a crazy, extraordinary life and I would love to read that!
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Anonymous said...

I WILL KEEP THE FIFTH WITNESS

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Miss Spoken said...

The Fifth Witness

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tattwo said...

I would keep The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I would keep Life by Keith Richards.
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ellie said...

I would keep The Ridge for myself.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

I would like to read the David Foster Wallace work especially.

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ewhatley said...

I would keep The Ridge for myself; love thrillers.

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flychild7 said...

The Fifth Witness is the one I would keep for myself.

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Renee G said...

I would keep the Fifth Witness for myself.
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kathy pease said...

id keep the ridge :)
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I will keep The Fifth Witness. Thanks!

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Sarah said...

I would keep The Ridge = I love Michael Koryta!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would keep The Ridge. This sounds like a very interesting story.
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susan1215 said...

I would keep The Fifth Witness

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Anonymous said...

The fifth witness

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Anonymous said...

I'd keep the House That Futh built for myself since I've always been a fan.



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Pamcakes said...

I would keep the The House That Ruth Built by Robert Weintraub. I would love to read this!
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Maria U, said...

I would keep 'Life' by Keith Richards.
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bluecat said...

I would keep The Ridge. leesblueroses@aol.com

dvice12 said...

I'd keep The Ridge for me
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js22 said...

I really love Michael Connelly, so I'd keep The Fifth Witness for myself!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Dorothy7 said...

I'd keep the Fifth Witness for myself, I love good mysteries.

Diane52 said...

I'd keep the fifth witness and follow via google.
Diane Baum
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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I follow on GFC!
I would keep The Ridge by Michael Koryta & The Fifth Witness for sure for myself!
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Betty C said...

I would keep The Fifth Witness.
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ezmerelda said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I have been lusting after The Ridge since I read the first review.

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purango said...

I would keep The Fifth Witness for myself. garrettsambo@aol.com

Timster said...

What a really lovely giveaway.